How branch stacking drags policy to the right

By Mike Seccombe, originally published in the Saturday Paper 29th August 2020. “Kevin Andrews under pressure to quit over branch stacking allegations”. It’s a headline that could have appeared this week on a story about the Christian right’s efforts to seize power within the Victorian branch of the Liberal Party, except it didn’t. It actually… Read More

Branch-stacking and sports rorts scandals call for national anti-corruption watchdog with teeth

Opinion piece by Stephen Charles, originally published in the Guardian 19th June 2020. The government’s proposed commonwealth integrity commission will be ‘the weakest and most ineffective such body in this country’ This week’s allegations of systemic branch-stacking and misuse of public money again show the urgent need for stronger anti-corruption measures – not only in… Read More